Clariant gains ISCC for demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant

03 September 2013 12:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has acquired the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in Straubing, Germany, the company said on Tuesday.

"The biofuel produced in Straubing fulfils and exceeds the sustainability criteria defined in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and can be counted toward the climate targets – this is an important prerequisite for establishing the process in the European market," said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant.

"The ISCC certificate allows us to demonstrate even more clearly to potential partners the efficiency of our technology and the quality of the product from the Straubing plant," explained Markus Rarbach, Head of the Biofuels & Derivatives project.

"The expertise we gained in the certification process is part of the licence package we offer our customers. This creates important added value for future plant operators, because only certified biofuels can be counted toward the legally prescribed targets," Rarbach added.

The European RED stipulates that 10% of transport fuels must come from renewable sources by 2020, and includes strict sustainability guidelines for biofuels.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Sarah Trinder
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